Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale
Flying Dog Brewery

Dead Rise Old Bay Summer AleDead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale
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Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
Herb and Spice Beer
Ranked #60
Ranked #25,190
3.6 | pDev: 15.83%
Nov 10, 2023
May 06, 2014
Skillful in shallow waters, yet adept when it becomes deep and rough, Dead Rise boats were specifically crafted to navigate the unique waters of the Chesapeake. Our Dead Rise, a summer ale brewed with OLD BAY, was brewed to support True Blue, a groundbreaking initiative to support the Maryland Blue Crab industry.

Malt: Proprietary
Hop: Proprietary
Yeast: Proprietary
Brewed with Old Bay Seasoning and Lemon.
25 IBU
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Ratings by Captain69:
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
refreshing summer ale great for a picnic or at the beach
Aug 30, 2022
More User Ratings:
Rated: 3.48 by QuintusHorace from California

Nov 10, 2023
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Rated by Otter-the-Beer-Man from Maryland

3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Must have for the annual crab feast at the Gonce house. See yous there, hon!
Jun 25, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware

Jun 03, 2023
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
From the bottom of the can: "ENJOY BY 10/07/21 16:22"

Appearance: The body is a nice medium-light shade of amber with decent clarity. The head is thick, fluffy, white, and has dense foam with some pock-mark craters on the surface. Good retention and lacing.

Aroma: There is coriander on the nose along with a lemon-lime scent and a gentle wheat aroma.

Taste: Up front the wheat comes through very strong with a semi-tart lime-like flavor. The flavor stays consistent from the front of the palate to the back. The aftertaste is just a slightly less version of the previous flavors.

Mouthfeel: The body is light and somewhat crisp at the end. The can states that this is a "GOSE" but it is a little under-textured for a Gose.

Overall: The can states "OLD BAY GOSE" and that it is an "ALE BREWED WITH OLD BAY® SEASONING AND LEMON." The Old Bay seasoning doesn't seem to cut through the citrus or even the wheat in the beer, so it seems entirely absent unless it's providing some unknown quality to the beer. It also lacks some of the texture and body of a Gose. Aside from these two elements, the beer as a whole still tastes very good. It has a nice wheat flavor and aroma with a strong coriander aroma. The advertised lemon comes through very well. I would say that this drinks more like an Americanized Witbier than anything else, so I would recommend to those who might find that interesting. Old Bay lovers might find it lacking in season, and Gose lovers might find it lacking in texture. I could drink it again based on the flavors and aromas present in the beer, but not based on what was advertised on the can.
May 22, 2021
Rated: 3.65 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Jul 28, 2020
Rated: 2.93 by DOCRW from Kentucky

Jul 15, 2020
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Reviewed by CHickman from New York

3.42/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Good looking golden beer with a huge 2-3 finger thick foamy head that faded slowly and left spotty lacing. Smells and tastes like a lager with Old Bay seasoning and lemon zest. Some people may enjoy those summery essences, but I wasn’t a fan of it in my beer.
Jan 20, 2020
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Reviewed by jgido759 from New Jersey

3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Had this on tap at, of all places, an Applebees. Poured a hazy yellow/gold with a foamy 1 finger head that lingered for a few before dissipating. Aroma was a light citrus with a hint of Old Bay. Taste was faint lemon with a hint of Old Bay, not overpowering, but just enough to let you know it was there, in addition to a slight malt profile. Finish was dry with a hint of spice.

Overall, a pretty balanced beer.
Oct 15, 2019
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Cloudy gold yellow color.
Medium carbonation with a slightly thin body
Aroma isnt overpowering but the lemon,lemon peel, and old bay is there. Some grain and cracker as well
Taste is almost identical to aroma with old bay showing up more in the end and finish.
Interesting, flavorful,would go great with seafood as well as some other foods.
Would try it again
Aug 29, 2019
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
(12 oz can, enjoy by 11/08/19; purchased single off shelf... poured into fat tulip)

L: polished-clear, amber liquid; delicately yellowed, white foam builds, then pulls back, but laces a few crusty streaks of lace

S: Old Bay isn't over the top, actually a bit inviting (for anyone who likes it) against a foggy background of (girl scout) lemon cookie; vague note of toasty pale malt in the back... with the various spices, almost an overall resemblance to a dry, spicy, Belgian golden ale... as the head falls, the Old Bay does even fade off a bit, while a perfumy lemon zest rises

T: not much Old Bay up front, but it sure emerges in the finish, though it's kept in decent check and luckily has little sweetness enhancing the malt/lemon character, turning this into 'seafood candy'... does get a bit simple and dull (heavy filtering an accomplice?) as it goes, but the spice, lemon, and malt are all thankfully, judiciously restrained

F: taut, glassy, streamlined, light body, with a healthy charge of carbonation keeping it active, lifting, invigorating... doesn't leave a trail, moreish

O: much more balanced, restrained, and refined than I'd feared; but I wouldn't mind trying an over-the-top, briney gose version... relatively enjoyable on its own; natural draw toward food pairings a head-scratcher? - it may go well with a shrimp bisque or buttery white fish (fats)... its flavor expressions may leave a little to be desired, but it's undeniably smartly executed, and something I will find a reason to share and enjoy again (1497)
Aug 26, 2019
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz can into a pint glass. Enjoy by 10/7/18, stupidly thought it was this Summer's release. Oh well, for what it's worth...

Clear pale golden yellow body with decent carbonation. A good white head dissipates to a thick ring and covering. Some nice lacing.

A somewhat muted Old Bay aroma and a little malt.

Upon tasting, the Old Bay is the only flavor coming through. The lemon is only suggested through the dry finish. Somewhat beery as well. The spice of the Old Bay creates a false alcohol warmth in the back of the throat. Overall, not a good taste.

Mouth close to medium, finish dry and spicy.

Overall, Old Bay should only be used on seafood.
Aug 24, 2019
Rated: 4.09 by Blegaz from New York

Aug 11, 2019
Rated: 3.56 by Irish57 from North Carolina

Jul 19, 2019
Rated: 3.25 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Apr 28, 2019
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
This is the first Flying Dog ever that I'm scoring down.
First up it had nice aromas but when taki g a sip I was shocked: tasteless and bitter. What is this?
Then the aroma somewhat disspated and the taste got a bit more intense. Has a lingering aftertaste of the "real" ale or perhPs even the lemons but it's not that pleasant.
Had it with food so it was okay, as I didn't pay too much attention to the taste.
Otherwise it would have been a bummer.
Sorry Flying Dog, but this is not your best shot...

This was my first impression, after it I let the beer warm up for a bit. Then i started feeling the Old Bay spices and I said hmm! interesting! Once the spices come into play, they give it a definite spicey taste that ki d of matches the ale and the bitterness is less outstanding, less noticeable. The spices then add a quite unique - though weird, but still unique - aroma and flavor at the same time that somehow feels very similar. At one point I felt that the blend of spices is very similar to bittering hops - so you almost don't notice that you're drinking a spice beer until the very end when the multitude of hot flavors hit you.

So there you have it. It is a quite complex and strange beer that is very unfamiliar yet complex. I believe it is worth giving a chance to it, giving it enough time and attention to appreciate its strangeness.
Dec 02, 2018
Rated: 3.56 by Mpacheco13 from Delaware

Oct 25, 2018
Rated: 4.05 by Rockhead from Virginia

Sep 15, 2018
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Reviewed by RacerX5k from Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -72.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Easy review. Two words. Don't bother. You know, I'm the idiot who did have this before but wasn't sure so this Sat AM I got it again. I love crabs, the water, the Chesapeake Bay and all things Eastern Shore. But this fucking stinks, I'd rate it a zero if I could. Truly, one of the worst beers I've ever had, Disgrace. Will email the brewery later, takes nerve to make this, Aroma and flavor non existant, is that good enough for a review?
Sep 08, 2018
Rated: 4 by edc20 from Oregon

Aug 30, 2018